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Ask Annie: ‘I feel fed up and exhausted trying to keep everyone happy’


by Annie Lavin
10th Feb 2023

What would it be like to stop and turn the focus of attention inwards and ask yourself what you need right now, in this moment? In this installment of our Agony Aunt series, relationship coach Annie Lavin tackles people pleasing.

Dear Annie, I feel fed up and exhausted trying to keep everyone happy. I do it at work, with my friends and my family. I do this so much I’m not sure I even know who I am anymore. I’d love to change this behaviour but I don’t know where to start. Lately, I’ve found myself becoming the family counsellor and I don’t want this role but I’m in it. Everyone comes to me and...

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